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In general lack of awareness prevents end-users from behaving in an energy conscious and environmentally responsible way. And often end-users are unable to invest in EE and RES measures due to financial and organizational constraints and lack of capacity to develop projects.

In the light of these facts the tools under this category aim at measures inducing a change in present behaviors and in encouraging end-users in being actively involved in the development and implementation of projects.

  Fiscal instruments creates indirect incentives at various stakeholders through e.g.
  Energy taxation
Investment subsidies
  Interest subsidies
  Tariff subsidies
Reduction of VAT

Administrative instruments create direct incentives through direct regulation.


Links to various information and tools:

 IEA Database on Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures
The Energy Efficiency Policies and Measures database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned in IEA Member countries, Russia, and five of the world’s most powerful developing economies. Comprising records collected over six years, the database provides a comprehensive annual update of the policy making process in place since 2000.

IEA Database on Global Renewable Policies and Measures 

The Global Renewable Energy Policies and Measures Database provides information on policies and measures taken or planned to encourage the uptake of renewable energy. The database covers measures in IEA member countries, together with members of the Johannesburg Renewable Energy Coalition (JREC), and Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa. Comprising more than 1,000 records dating back to 2000 and sometimes earlier, the database provides an excellent source of information on renewable energy policy developments. The database aims to complement the policy analysis carried out by the IEA on renewable energy. It is also part of a continued effort by the IEA, the European Commission and JREC to support decision makers, policy experts and researchers, as well as to provide practical information on renewable energy to the business community and the broader public..


 World Energy Council

Energy Efficiency Policies around the World: Review and Evaluation; January 2008 .

This study report describes and evaluates energy efficiency trends and policies.The study was carried out over three years with contributions from more than 70 countries.



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